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Working with The Ottawa Hospital’s orthopedics division, a team of Telfer researchers has come up with a tool to help health organizations seeking to distribute and use PPE and other surgical resources efficiently. The research team analyzed data on PPE and other resource supply, usage and availability during the elective surgery shutdown in the orthopedics division. Based on this information, they developed an analytics tool that not only helps health managers and professionals resume elective surgeries but also considers the limited availability of PPE during the pandemic. Read more ›

Health care workers in hospital

The development of advanced analytics models can help health organizations identify the most effective policies and organizational arrangements needed to adjust to a new reality. Researchers at the Telfer School of Management are working on the development of advanced analytics models to support health organization in better planning and managing their capacity. Such models may also inform health policy officials, so they design policies that reflect both the allocation of resources and the demands for long-term care from hospitals and the community. Read more ›

Bridging the Gap between Knowledge and Practice

Professor Samia Chreim from the Telfer School of Management has received an Insight grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to examine how communities of practice lead to knowledge uptake and whether participants use this new knowledge to improve their practices. Read more ›

A new initiative to empower women leaders in health

Professor Ivy Bourgeault launched in 2017 a research project entitled Empowering Women Leaders in Health, Health Sciences and Indigenous Health. “The project’s ultimate goal is to build a strong and supportive community of established and emerging women leaders, helping them transform the health care system through their unique leadership skills, experiences, and contributions,” explains Professor Bourgeault. Read more ›

Beyond one-fits-all solutions for health care challenges

On September 11th, academics and health leaders explained why health managers should avoid looking for simplistic solutions to overcome the challenges of health systems Read more ›

Health care workers in hospital

The Canadian Health and Human Resources Network will be hosting the 2018 Canadian Health Workforce Conference (CHWC) from October 4th to 6th. The goal of the conference is to showcase the latest research, cutting-edge technology, and innovation in health workforce policy, planning, and management across the country and to provide academics and practitioners with an opportunity to engage in knowledge exchange and meaningful discussion on a range of health workforce issues. Read more ›

Embracing Complexity in Health: Leadership and Policy Making in a Complicated System

Implementing change and reducing costs in health organizations may not be as straightforward as health managers and policymakers think. So, how can we implement new initiatives effectively in such an unpredictable system? Can complexity thinking help us achieve real transformation? To address some of these questions, the Telfer School of Management will be hosting Embracing Complexity in Health: Leadership and Policy Making in a Complicated System on September 11th at 5:00 pm. Read more ›

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The takeaway of this Telfer Forum is an important message for health organizations: analytics and AI will continue advancing how health services are delivered, but health organizations should err on the side of caution. There are major opportunities so that AI-driven solutions can become a “cure” for many of challenges that health organizations currently face. However, if health providers, researchers, and the industry don’t work together to implement these technologies as part of larger digital health strategy, these opportunities might turn into a “curse.” Read more ›

An innovative way of supporting community-based care for patients with complex needs

A PhD student in Management (Health Systems specialization), Andrea is interested in healthcare delivery, family caregiving, care transitions, information systems, design thinking, and innovation. Andrea’s love of healthcare research is equally matched by her passion for the culinary arts.  Read more ›

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